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Data governance is a process and structure for formally defining and managing information as a resource. It ensures that the appropriate owners representing business processes, data and technology are involved in the decision-making.


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AnalysisCollaborative governance makes business and IT team members partners in data discovery.
BlogsYour customers -- users themselves -- must remain the ultimate owner of their own data.
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NewsFrom the White House to federal agencies to state and local government, chief data officers (CDOs) are in hot demand. And while new government CDOs put their best foot forward, they'll also need to address industry and public concern about government spying programs, privacy and security.
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Strategic GuidanceWithout effective data governance and data management, big data can mean big problems for many organizations. Here are 10 practical steps to success.
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NewsEnterprise architecture sounds like a good idea. But in the real world of gotta-get-it-done IT projects, it can often seem like an annoying obstacle rather than a strategic asset. Here's how CIOs can prioritize.
NewsA “culture of increased transparency” is needed at the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said, after Obamacare enrollment data were padded with dental plan customers in what she has called an error.
NewsTarget Corp. is asking a federal judge to throw out claims by banks that had to deal with the consequences of a data breach that compromised at least 40 million credit-card accounts.
BlogWe have to strike the right balance between automation, manual governance, and scale
Today, data governance units are staffed with dedicated professionals who work in a range of specialized activities. With such dedicated personnel, the rest of the enterprise recognizes it has a resource to help it with its data-related needs and has begun to request services from data governance. If data governance simply reacts in an ad hoc manner to the services requested of it, then it is likely to be limited in its effect and will have difficulty demonstrating how it is making a positive difference.

However, if data governance can manage its service requests via a casework approach then it can be much more successful. Casework involves using a standard process to record, assign, prioritize, manage, report on and close out service requests. When a data governance unit decides to formally adopt casework as a way of working, there are a number of principles that should be followed:
Information Management NewsSupporting the theme of information governance at its annual conference this week in San Diego, the American Health Information Management Association has released a framework for helping healthcare organizations to govern information based on eight principles.

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